Ever since my daughter was about 6 months old I have been using cloth diapers, at first I was a bit nervous but in the end I am in love with cloth diapers, in fact as a family we now use cloth for almost everything, which is why I decided to give something known as “mama cloth” a try. Now some of you may be wondering what exactly mama cloth is, it’s pretty much like it sounds really, they are reusable cloth pads and panty liners.
Like I said at first I was a bit skeptical and nervous, I have always personally used tampons so to switch to pads was a horrible idea for me, I remember when I was younger how much I hated pads because they made me feel like I had a diaper on, they were stinky, thick, bulky, and just awkward, but anyways any woman I am sure knows the hassles of pads, I want to talk to you about the awesomeness (is that a word, haha) of mama cloth.
I am very pleased to be working with a wonderful company, not even a company really but a small business with everything made personally by hand!. I don’t know about you guys but I would rather spend my money on items that are handmade and made well that help support either WAHMs or dads or small businesses rather than big corporate companies. But that’s just me.
I was given 2 post partum pads to review by Pink Lemonade, at first when they arrived I didn’t want to use them, simply because they were so soft to touch and looked so pretty, I found it hard to believe I would have to hide these beautiful pads under my clothes. After my son was born on May 9th I was super excited not only because he was 3 days late but also because I FINALLY would get the chance to try out my new mama cloth!
From the moment I put my post partum mama cloth on I felt great, the super soft fabric was soothing against my irritated regions which the disposable pads only made worse instead the soft fabric helped to pad my bottom and give me some added comfort, I was so happy to be able to sit comfortably.
The absorbency in regular pads as most of you know come in different “strengths” so to speak, which stands true for mama cloth as well, you can get panty-liners, pads for light days, heavy days, overnights, and post partum, however I will say these pads I am reviewing would work for the whole spectrum of “strengths.” I personally love how long these are, they are each 13 inches long and even though they are super absorbent they are not bulky in any way, they form right to your body and are pretty much unnoticeable both to you and to outsiders. Not sure if you have ever had that issue with wearing pants and regular pads 🙁 It’s not a fun experience.
These are machine washable which means when you buy them once you have them for years really as long as you take care of them, I just washed mine and it was simple. I just washed them and hung them out to dry and bam I am done, no extra time needed. I like knowing I am not adding more trash to the landfills and also that I am not putting any chemicals or other things close to my skin that probably shouldn’t be there.
Pink Lemonade has a fantastic Etsy shop for your shopping pleasure, they stock so many different options for pads, the fabric choices are limitless really, if you don’t see a print you like you can order custom ones as well! I love that idea, being about to order exactly what I want or need!
I am so happy Pink Lemonade was generous enough to not only allow me to review their products but also offer our loyal readers a chance to win a $25 gift card to their shop so that you can experience their fantastic products too! This giveaway is open to entrants worldwide, 18+ and ends June 4th at 11:59 PM, EST!
If you win, which product would you like to try?
Disclosure: Momma T and Family received a product in order to facilitate a review. No form of compensation was received. All opinions are mine alone and may differ from those of your own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”